St. Stephen’s announces first cut-off; it’s a whopping 99% for English Hons
According to the stream- wise cut-off <g data-gr-id="33">list</g> announced by the college on Tuesday, English (Honours) witnessed the highest cut-off requirement at 99 percent for students of commerce stream.
The cut-off for a science stream aspirant of English is 97.75 <g data-gr-id="35">per <g data-gr-id="47">cent</g></g><g data-gr-id="47">,</g> while it’s 97.50 <g data-gr-id="36">per cent</g> for humanities, which is, highest amongst all humanities courses the institution offers. The <g data-gr-id="45">cut off</g> <g data-gr-id="44">percentage</g> to pursue Economics in St Stephen’s is not far behind with 98.50 <g data-gr-id="38">per cent</g> for commerce stream, 97.50 <g data-gr-id="39">per cent</g> for science stream and 97 per cent for the humanities stream.
Last year, the cut-offs for English and Economics were highest at 98 <g data-gr-id="28">per cent</g> for commerce students, 97.25 <g data-gr-id="29">per cent</g> for science students, and 97 <g data-gr-id="30">per cent</g> for humanities. There is a marginal increase in the cut-offs this year.
Other courses offered by St Stephen’s are History, Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts (B.A<g data-gr-id="34">) ,</g> Mathematics and Sanskrit. The cut-off percentages for commerce students are the highest for all these courses at 98, 96.75, 97.25, 96.50 and 75 percentages respectively. The science courses offered by the college are Physics, Chemistry and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) pass courses.
St Stephen’s being a minority institute, doesn’t follow the norms of admission as given by Delhi University. With a record 4 lakh students applying to the University’s undergraduate courses, St Stephen’s too got its share, with a record 32,100 applications for available 400 seats. “We have received maximum applications this year. While 27,000 candidates had applied in 2013, this year’s figure is the highest in the college’s history,” said Stephen’s spokesperson Karen Gabriel.
This year the college also introduced a <g data-gr-id="43">30 minute</g> long aptitude test to qualify for admissions. Earlier, aspirants were short-listed solely based on the cut-offs announced followed by a personal interview. “The declaration of cut-offs is only the beginning of the admission process at the college. The list of candidates called for interview and aptitude test will be updated on the website in two days and the interviews will begin from June 22,” Gabriel added.